Times-Picayune to be printed in Mobile, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS - NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports that the Times-Picayune pressroom will close in late 2015 or early 2016, and the newspaper will be printed in Mobile, Alabama.
ACS Louisiana General Manager Ray Masset says the move will eliminate 100 jobs at his company, which prints and packages the newspaper.
NOLA Media Group, which operates the website and publishes the newspaper, says news and ad sales staffs will remain the same.
Its news staff of 165 includes 95 reporters. Fifty-seven freelancers also contribute to the website and newspaper.
The New Orleans plant was built in 1968 and the one in Mobile in 2002. It prints The Press-Register 144 miles east of New Orleans.
Masset says the newer plant will cut costs, improve efficiency and allow much better reproduction and color.